Friday, November 15, 2013

Food Trend Forecasts for 2014

Courtesy of Olivia Baker
Towards the end of the year, major food specialists, such as Baum &Whitman, prepare a special forecast on potentially popular food trends for the upcoming year.

 Before we delve into this year's Hottest Food Trends for 2014, lets take a look back at Forbes  food trend list from last year.

Forbes 2013 Food Trends
Courtesy of Huffington Post Food Trends 

  • High-End Vegan
  • Octopus "The New Prawn"
  • Korean Flavors
  • Lobster Rolls
  • Wine & Cocktail Condiments
  • Tortas

After frequenting multiple food shows this year, I can attest that wine & cocktail condiments were a huge trend this year. I've sampled Moscatto flavored barbeque sauces and was impressed with how two singular concoctions can blend seamlessly.

In addition, the D.C area was ripe with tortas trucks.  These  piping hot meat or veggie pocket dishes are not only filling but scrumptious. Have you ever eaten a torta? What did you think of this and other food trends?

 Are you also ready for next year's food trends? Check out Entrepreneur's foodie predictions for 2014.

  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Biscuits
  • Mutant Morsels
  • Infused Ice
  • Tea Cocktails

What's interesting about this article from Entrepreneur is that they forecast-ed the end of the ever delicious yet ever so popular cupcake. NYC Chef Dominique Ansel's "cronut" sparked a  hybrid donut trend that saturated and, eventually, engulfed the cup cake trend in major cities across the U.S. Of course, this is just a prediction based on current news. Who knows, maybe the cupcake will have a comeback next year?

So you've read what the experts think, what are your thoughts on next year's food trends? 

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